Tilt Shift Lenses?

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
kb2zuz Veteran Member • Posts: 3,202
Re: Tilt Shift Lenses?

It keeps the angles straight, but it doesn't change the angle from which it was shot, so you still get occlusion in the same location. That is to say if you're aiming the camera up at a 10 story building and you can't see the top of the window ledge on the 2nd floor, at Tlit-Shift lens will not let you magically see the top of that ledge, but shooting from the 5th floor from a building across the street will. All the TS lens will do is make sure that you don't get perspective distortion ie: converging verticals. In this respect it is not much different than using software (lens corrections in Photoshop/Camera raw/Lightroom/DXO Optics to correct the perpective distortion. The advantages a TS lens have over doing in in software are that you won't loose resolution and the plane of focus will be parallel to the front of the buidling, tilting the camera up with a fixed lens means you'll really have to stop down to try to keep the whole front of the building in focus and even that might be impossible.

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